Video of Ex-Scientologist: "I Never Said to Myself, Wow the Church is Fucked Up"

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More former Scientologists are coming out of the auditing room to tell their stories. 

During the protest last Saturday at the grand opening of Scientology's Ideal Org at the former Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center, Andrea Lombard, a 20-year member of the church, spoke about the psychological torment she says she endured in the organization.

"I never said to myself, wow the church is fucked up," she said. "I said to myself, what am I doing wrong?" 

Video and more money quotes after the jump...


Lombard, daughter of former Spyentologist Paulien Lombard, described what it was like to have to attend public Scientology events in order to make it appear as though the church is growing, saying the Tustin Org was always empty. Scientologists were told that other orgs were full, and they shouldn't be concerned, she said.

Interesting, in light of the fact that the church claimed 5,000 attendees at the Ideal Org grand opening. What is the attitude of those who attend such events? According to Lombard, a lot of folks would rather be somewhere else, especially on a Saturday. But...

"I don't want a (public relations) flap for my church," she said. 

And how is life beyond Scientology?

"I've never been happier," Lombard said. 

It's a fascinating video that runs nearly 13 minutes. 

Bonus: Catch a glimpse of one handsome reporter at the 2:21 mark of the video. Then look at his ass at the 9:45 mark.

 

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Thetan-X
Thetan-X

Where are you Louanne ???

Fantastika
Fantastika

I was told, confidentially, by a scientologist, that the founder of EST was an ex-Scientologist.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

 Heh. I've raided Tustin a few times, and it was always empty. Nice weeds, though. Peeling paint is a nice touch, too. Tustin looks like a medical complex where you can get abortions and methadone in a hurry.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

In San Diego, they were doing a CASH IN YOUR HEIRLOOMS thing. Because an Ideal Org is more important than leaving great-grandmama's ring to a descendent. Only oops, they couldn't pay the taxes, so the property is back on the market again. What a waste of everything!

GarryS
GarryS

IMHO, the video failed to catch enough of the handsome reporter's ass.

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

I love that girl!! The apple does not fall from the tree and I'm sure she is sure doing Paulien proud!  That video will help many. The link to this article should be passed around to everyone who has friends and or loved ones still in Scientology. Thanks, Andrea, I'mGlib and the handsome reporter from OCweekly :)

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